This cooler is recommended by more than 100 leading international website and magazines because it used as a benchmark in premium queit cooling. Noctua NH-U12P LGA SE-1366 is specially designed for Intel i7 that includes the highly reliable, and easy to use Secufirm2 mounting system for LGA socket. Also the use of NT-H1 high end thermal compound and two NF-P12 120mm fans make this cooler has great performance of heat removing. This is my first experience with a Noctua product ( I do the installation at my friend's PC - Intel i7 920 CPU )and I am very impressed with it capability. This coolers gets the job done plain and simple. Intalling this was also fairly simple. I highly recommend this cooler for Intel i7 owners. This heat sink is great for medium overclocks for those who likes to "speed up" their PC performance. However, I would not recommend it for extreme overclocking because it only has four heat pipes and it does not keep the chip cool enough when using high voltages (over 1.35V).